Southern Iowa Local Foods Initiative's Mission

Southern Iowa Local Foods Initiative (SILFI) is working to build healthier, more prosperous communities by creating vibrant, regional, local foods systems. By supporting local farmers and growers, we can support sustainable food practices that improve food security, health, the environment, community ties and local commerce.

SILFI Farmers' Market Video

Southern Iowa Local Foods Council

Alexi Groumoutis, Local Foods Coordinator, formed Southern Iowa Local Foods Council in 2012. The food council provides a unique forum comprised of diverse stakeholders who meet monthly to discuss and work on projects and issues that revolve around local foods.

Current Members:


Alexi Groumoutis – Local foods Coordinator
Brian Zachary – Creston Farmers’ Market Manager
Dale Raasch – Bridgewater Farm
Victoria Brammer – Parents as Teachers Educator at SWCC

Regional Food System Working Group

Alexi Groumoutis, Local Foods Coordinator is a member of the Regional Food System Working Group. Representatives from more than 25 groups across Iowa meet quarterly to discuss and coordinate efforts to build more vibrant regional food systems.

Uptown Creston Food Crawl

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Organic Ag Field Day

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Alexi Groumoutis, Local Foods Coordinator

alexi.groumoutis@southerniowarcd.org

Office: 641-782-4033

Mailing Address:

SIRC&D
609 New York Avenue, Suite B
PO Box 343
Creston, IA 50801

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What are the masks made of?


Masks are all made of double layer 100% Quilting cotton material in a variety of colours and patterns, a coated metal nose peice to prevent glasses fogging and create a seal, and adjustable ear loops for the perfect fit. A layer of polypropylene can be added as a 3rd layer of protection




Do you lanyards have safety release?


Yes! All lanyards have snaps to take the mask on and off your lanyard and a quick release barrel snap for safety.




When will my order be ready for pickup?


There is a 3-4 day turnover once order is paid.




Do you have shipping for orders?


Yes we do!!
Canada post is quite slow lately so orders shipped do take a bit of time shipping so I now will send xpresspost also. Delivery within Burlington is available and as always, free porch pickup for those close to North Burlington!




Does the mask have a filter pocket?


No, masks are made of 2 layers of high quality quilters cotton. A 3rd layer of polypropylene can be added to masks for an addition layer of protection. This is not removable but masks are still washable.





Contact Us:

609 New York Ave
Creston, Iowa 50801

(641) 782-4033

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